Found June 28, 2013 on
One of the best things about baseball is the Traditional Doubleheader. Two games played back to back. Two games for the price of one. This Traditional Doubleheader is the second of the season for the Tribe, but first on the road in Chicago. The Indians first game will begin at 5:10 at U.S. Cellular Field. A day that has Chicago sports fans is absolute heaven as everyone and their Grandma turned out for the Blackhawks Championship Parade earlier this afternoon and surely will head to U.S. Cellular Field for a good night of baseball.
Game One should be interesting as Trevor Bauer (1-2, 2.76) returns to the mound and many fans await his return from Columbus and goes against LHP Hector Santiago (3-5, 3.03). The lineup for game one leaves the Tribe without Carlos Santana, Michael Bourn, and Michael Brantley.
Game 1 Lineup:
CF: Drew Stubbs-hardest guy to double up in the majors, if the White Sox have done their scouting, they will keep this in mind.
SS: Asdrubal Cabrera-just his second game after returning off the DL on Wednesday. In his return Cabrera went 1-3 against the Orioles.
2B- Jason Kipnis- The Number 1 Fantasy Second Baseman as his season numbers are blowing away last years Numner 1 Fantasy Second Baseman Robinson Cano. His season stats: .288-.370-.512, 11 HRs, 38 runs, 45 RBI, 17 stolen bases, 69-34 K-BB, 260 ABs, 68 games
DH- Nick Swisher- Swish has been a huge help for the Tribe this year as he has stepped into that leadership role with ease. Ever since mid June, Swish has been struggling on the bag as well as at the plate. In June, Swish is hitting .125 (8-64) and all eight of his hits are singles. Left-handed, he is at .212/.310/.358.
1B-Mark Reynolds- After his return to Baltimore, the former Oriole has proved that he isn’t quite the same player. Anyone who has seen Mark Reynolds play third base knows how awful it is. In 34 games at third, Reynolds has -6 Defensive Runs Saved for the season at 3B and he’s -4 Runs Saved Above Average. Maybe putting him at first will help both Swish and Mark out in their defensive slumps.
RF- Ryan Raburn- A guy who hasn’t played much, in fact has only played 46 games. Ryan is batting .256 with 8 Home Runs, and 21 RBIs. Raburn has been a nice player to take off the bench when players like Brantley and Born aren’t playing.
C- Yan Gomes- Some say that Gomes is the surprise of the year. Gomes only got his chance when back up Catcher Lou Marson went out with a nasty shoulder injury. In 33 games he has hit 6 Home Runs and has 18 RBIs. A nice change of pace when Santana has a night off, or isn’t at Catcher.
3B- Lonnie Chisenhall- With Mark Reynolds playing most of the time, Lonnie has spent the majority of his time this season in Columbus. During his first 6 weeks in Cleveland this season he was batting a measley .213. But in 23 games in Columbus, Lonnie was hitting .402. It might be nice to continue to play Lonnie while Mark Reynolds is struggling at 3B.
LF- Mike Aviles- Aviles proved his worth when Cabrera was on the DL. Mike proved he was a capable replacement for the All Star, .273 with eight doubles, four homers and 23 RBI. Now that Cabrera is back playing, Francona will try and play Aviles wherever possible.
Game 2 will be Carlos Carascoo (0-3, 7.78) against Jose Quintana (3-2, 3.83)
The Venezuelan Carasco has dropped three decisions in his four outings, all of which the Indians have lost. The Venezuelan has dropped three decisions in his four outings, all of which the Indians have lost. He’s 0-3 in four career starts against the White Sox.
BEST OF MAXIM
The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Joe Martinez and called him up from Triple-A Columbus to Cleveland. To make room on the 25-man roster, right-handed pitcher Matt Langwell was optioned to Columbus. The Indians had less than 40 players on the 40-man roster, so no move was required to clear space for Martinez.
Some things just don’t mix well, and that’s been the case when it comes to the Cleveland Indians and minor league signings these past few years.
Regardless of circumstances, it seems like the Indians always find themselves doing some heavy bargain shopping in the months that precede the start of Spring Training.
At times, these minor moves have paid off.
For reference, look no...
When the Cleveland Indians drafted Jason Kipnis out of Arizona State in the second round of the 2009 amateur draft, he was projected as an extra outfielder-type prospect with average tools. Now, just four years later, Kipnis is the everyday second baseman for the Indians and looks to be one of the team’s true building blocks for the future.
Upon being drafted in 2009, Kipnis began...
GOODYEAR – A few pitching hiccups at the beginning and end of the AZL Indians’ game proved to be costly, as the Indians fell to the Brewers 9-8 in extra innings Wednesday night at Goodyear Ballpark, and extended the Indians’ losing streak to three games.
Indians starting pitcher Mitch Brown had a rocky start, allowing the first four batters of the game reach base, allowing...
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. And when the opposition gives up back-to-back walks in the eighth inning of a tie game, go for the jugular.
Such was the approach used by Akron Aeros third baseman Giovanny Urshela, who cracked a two-out, RBI single to center field in the bottom of the eighth inning Thursday night, lifting the Aeros to a 3-2 victory over the Altoona...
While the Indians winning 10 of 14 games dominates the headlines, the team has actually done something even more extraordinary of late.
Courtesy of @MattLaWell on Twitter, we have this fantastic stat: Your Cleveland Indians have now collected at least 4 walks in 10 consecutive games. This is tied for the longest streak in Major League Baseball since 2008 and tied for the second-longest...
I remember Len Barker’s perfect game. That is to say, I remember my dad turning the television channel to the Indians game in the eighth or ninth inning of that game. I was 8.
There hasn’t been a no-hitter by an Indian pitcher since May 15th, 1981.
Through all the dominant months and years of those exciting 90′s Indians, and the back-to-back Cy Young winners of the 2000′s...
A wild game it was at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago on an overcast Friday evening. It was far from a pitchers’ duel in the first game of a doubleheader between the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox, as the two teams combined to score 29 runs.
The Cleveland Indians drove home 19 of those 29 runs thanks in large part to every one of their batters logging at least one hit....
With the gaze of Cleveland sports fans firmly on the Cavaliers and the NBA draft, the Indians picked a good night to play uninspired baseball.
Early on, it looked as though Corey Kluber (6-5, 4.16 ERA) would keep the Indians in the game and add another strong performance to his surprising summer. That came to a screeching halt in the fifth inning when Kluber allowed five runs. The...
Nick Swisher hit a solo homer to cap a four-run ninth inning against Addison Reed Friday night, lifting the Cleveland Indians to a 9-8 victory over the Chicago White Sox for a sweep of the longest doubleheader by time for two nine-inning games.
After pounding Chicago 19-10 in the opener in a game that lasted 4 hours, 2 minutes, the Indians came through in the end to take the nightcap...
CLEVELAND -- The temptation is to say that JasonGiambi has changed.That there was the guy with the Oakland As whohad the long greasy hair and the scraggly beard and the flaming skull tat onhis left arm and the Frat House attitude. The guy who proudly wore the T-shirtthat read Party like a rock star, the guy who appeared on the cover of SportsIllustrated in July of 2000 looking more...
CHICAGO -- Cleveland first baseman Nick Swisher drove in the tie-breaking run for the second straight game as the Indians beat the Chicago White Sox for the third time in 24 hours, 4-3 Saturday afternoon.
With the win, the Indians have won nine of their last 12 games and trail the Detroit Tigers by 1.5 games in the American League Central, pending the outcome of Detroit vs. Tampa...
The 2013 Indians are currently two games above .500 and have won their past three series. However, they seem like a long-shot to overtake the Detroit Tigers, who are headlined by five of the best starters in the MLB and Miguel Friggin' Cabrera and Prince Fielder. Despite the Tigers' talent, the Indians have reasons to be hopeful going forward. They have both Michael Bourn...
CHICAGO (AP) -- Jason Kipnis reached base six times and scored four runs, Ryan Raburn homered and drove in four, and the Cleveland Indians rallied from five down early on to pound the Chicago White Sox 19-10 in Game 1 of a doubleheader on Friday.
The Indians matched a season high for runs. They also set one with eight doubles while falling one hit shy of their season best with 21...
Player of the Game
Jason Kipnis won the day as a whole with a combined score of 10.68, but he didn't win the Player of the Game in either game individually. Michael Bourn won the honors in game two as the fire starter the Indians needed. He scored the first run of the game in the first inning and the tying run in the ninth. In all, he had three singles, two runs and an RBI...